THERE is no doubt that a great many readers will have Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes.

Unfortunately, we have found that many people with diabetes feel they do not have enough information to help them to manage and understand their diabetes, so the InDependent Diabetes Trust (IDDT) has produced free booklets.

Our booklet, Understanding Your Diabetes, helps people to have a better understanding of the differences between the two main types of diabetes.

Two of our other booklets, Type 2 Diabetes – Management and Medication and Type 1 Diabetes – Know the Facts, provide more information about each condition.

Eating the appropriate diet is part of the treatment of diabetes but many people feel they are unsure about what they can and can’t eat.

Our booklet Diabetes – Everyday Eating helps with this, as it contains 28 days of menus of everyday, affordable meals, and much more.

In addition, at this time of year, children with diabetes may be starting new schools and we have a Passport for Schools to help parents provide information to teachers and What Schools Need to Know to help teachers to look after children with diabetes.

All our booklets provide information in non-medical language to help people understand their particular treatment, improve their health and to make life easier.

If your readers contact IDDT, they can obtain free copies of the above leaflets. Phone 01604 622837 or email: enquiries@iddtinter

Jenny Hirst, InDependent Diabetes Trust, PO Box 294, Northampton